Nantes (AFP)

Paris SG provided the essentials against Nantes (3-0), pocketing a seventh consecutive success in Ligue 1 which consolidates it at the top of the championship before a crucial Champions League deadline in Leipzig on Wednesday.

Leader after the 9th day, co-best defense, and on a series of unprecedented success for him since January, PSG presents the expected lap times for the steamroller of the Championship.

In the camera of Beaujoire, he continued his march forward, whose failed start to the season, between "Clasico" lost against Marseille (1-0), case of Covid-19 and lack of preparation, had delayed the outbreak .

Ander Herrera, for his first goal in eight months (47th), Kylian Mbappé from the penalty spot (65th), and Pablo Sarabia (88th) scored in the second half.

But the celebration of the first, gone alone at the corner point, betrayed more a form of relief than the arrogance of the teams who crush everything in their path.

Because Paris suffered in the first period, deprived of its creators Neymar (injured), Angel Di Maria (suspended) and Marco Verratti (injured).

Without ideas, battered by sequences, the Parisians did not impress, in line with their Pyrrhic victory in Istanbul on Wednesday in the Champions League against Basaksehir (2-0).

The "clean sheet" of PSG did not take much: while he could open the scoring, Moses Simon missed an unmissable opportunity, alone against an empty cage, by countering his own deviation with his left calf right foot (16th).

Goalkeeper Keylor Navas, promoted captain in the absence of Marquinhos and Presnel Kimpembe at kick-off (substitutes), also saved the penalty for Abdoul Kader Bamba (70th).

- Mbappé passer and scorer -

Thus, before going to Leipzig on Wednesday, for a first turn for the qualification for the 8th, the PSG is not necessarily more advanced on its forces.

Certainly among the certainties, Mbappé continues to score, his 6th goal in his last four L1 matches, the 97th overall in Blue and Red, on a penalty that he himself caused.

The only Parisian to have brought madness to the silence of Beaujoire, with his dribbling and speed, "Kyky" also missed a lot (26th, 42nd, 55th).

But it was he who provided the decisive pass for Herrera - he had already been a double passer in Turkey.

He came out in the 75th minute, heading straight for the locker room, his hand behind his thigh.

His little smirk raised some concerns before going to Germany, where his sidekick Neymar will not play.

Other satisfaction, Pablo Sarabia finally scored, after big failures (12th, 86th).

The Spaniard, a pleasant surprise from last season, had a difficult start to the season (1 goal so far) which embodied this Paris which lacked juice.

In defense, another current site, coach Thomas Tuchel has renewed his confidence in former midfielder Danilo, associated with Colin Dagba.

The Portuguese assured, before giving way to Thilo Kehrer (66th).

He too will be eagerly awaited in Germany.

At least, like his teammates, he arrives launched.

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